The sovereigns of sampling, 16bit, are back with a bassy vengeance. Their new record, Dinosaurs/Boston Cream, is a solid example of 16bit’s indie dubstep vibe. They signed a few years back to Chase & Status’ MTA label and have been rocking skulls and melting faces ever since. Their music is traditionally full of heavy bass and crazy-bad (as in good) samples–these new releases are no exception to the rule.
When I first gave the tunes a listen, I was immediately reminded of the first 16bit track that I heard, The Tale of the Exploding Fist, off of the EP of the same name. Their style is dark and epic, unique in and representative of dubstep all at once. Dinosaurs (video below) stays true to style, with samples of roaring reptiles laid over deep, cutting bass, while Boston Cream follows up in the rear and closes out with another banger that would fit like a jigsaw piece into any grimy dubstep set. Lace up your boots, ’cause these tracks are gonna make you dance, and between the dirty Dinosaurs and the Boston Cream, things are bound to get more than a little messy.